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of those has now been released without charge over the three that remain in custody are all we're all a pool reporters meaning that they had very close quarters contact with the president of georgia mikheil saakashvili now. we are hearing this one of those who are is in custody has confessed on video to having been a spy to be sending information to moscow and in a not video confession he is in the case it's a no the one of those three that are in custody now with regard to the third member of the team he's believed to be in on a hunger strike denying any charges against him now the reason they were charged this comes after their personal hard drives we see stunned detailed maps of the presidential compound and presidential goings on the the daily schedule of mikheil saakashvili was found on that hard drive this resulted in the charges being leveled against them now they will remain in custody until september when they will face
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a closed door as trial. the russian often plays the role of the bad guy in georgian politics but what ma what's moscow's take on all this well russia is accused of being a little quick on the draw when it comes to labeling people spies they say that there isn't enough evidence to link these people to to moscow and says that the russians aren't the only people that think that russia has jumped the gun a few times on labeling people spice. up to go with judges are so quick to stick a spy label on to anyone i guess is just a level of democracy and that has been noticed not just by russia but by various key international organizations like the u.n. which is in full the russian foreign ministry this saying that russia didn't have anything to do with these people who are being charged with espionage in georgia. america has to be something of a pattern here with georgia slapping the spire label on quite a few people in recent times tell us more about that. well yeah that's right
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exactly last year we saw thirteen people arrested on espionage charges now nine of those were found guilty just last week and handed down sentences ranging between eleven years and fourteen years in georgia or itself there has been a bit of an outcry against this we're hearing from a georgian daily newspaper. of what they determine to be determined to be a witch hunt going on against anybody who opposes because saakashvili they say that to start off it was businessmen then it was politicians and scientists and now the new target of this which is journalists now the russian opposite the georgian opposition of the georgian opposition say that. saakashvili is trying to use these these spy sagas as it would to to try and put himself across as a hero in school political points and they say that anybody who runs the risk of having themselves labeled a spy and having their reputation brought the drug through the mud like that should
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they stand up against saakashvili. every person who is criticizing saakashvili and who is against he said regime all of that just the beginning for me my richest serious place we can sell fresh cram lenawee chase to train do so we have any news of the people and if you have a different point of view if you are supporters of a position as you have huge increase very high risk to lose their job to find finding your profit drugs or agai so this is a typical soviet country modernized i call it modernized soviet union. which is rolling right now in my country. georgia opposition is saying that because really uses spy allegations to score political points now this comes after three people have been charged with espionage saying that they passed information from georgia
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to moscow. theater all of our ally for us in moscow thanks for that report. it's feared about two hundred people may have been killed in a series of explosions that rocked the city of abidjan in turkmenistan some local reports say the blast happened at an ammunition depot but the government continues to claim it was at a fireworks factory state officials have not confirmed any casualties the affected area is cordoned off enclosed for entry police are being ordered to detain anyone who tries to take pictures or mobile phone footage of the site. many people can't contact their families and friends because of disruption to the phone lines a special governmental commissions reportedly been set up to investigate thursday's blast turkmenistan has a lot of been a very secretive state with the internet banned until recently our team contacted the editor of a human rights website there who gave us the latest information. to the russian to russia starting from yesterday people began returning to the town fires have been
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to the local so no helping soldiers to clean up according to reports the number of casualties and those who died because of injuries has reached nine hundred but we have to verify this information i cannot guarantee its reliability but it's certainly more than two hundred people many died in hospital the residents of about done are no longer in the state of panic but some are still looking for their family members and i can't say that the situation is calm in some remote regions people aren't aware of what's happened as they have no internet access some of perhaps unhappy as the would like the president to announce a state of mourning or express his condolences it seems that there are thirty stunt willing to admit that there are casualties there's no official theory as to the causes of the explosion initially there was an opinion that the fire happened because of very hold whether frankly speaking it's hard for me to tell therefore i won't be drawing any conclusions as to witnesses many servicemen who were guarding those with houses died in the fire. stay with us here on our team coming up guilty
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told proven innocent those front page however give us criminal cases muddy the waters of the criminal justice system the report on concerns that many trials are being prejudiced. and find out how young indian businessmen are looking to inspire and innovate is the forge a path away from the country's long standing culture. but first the owner of the news of the world paper rupert murdoch is due to fly to london to confront the crisis at the troubled british tabloid police are now investigating the deletion of millions of e-mails that were potentially invaluable evidence. in the phone hacking scandal papers accused of snooping on the phone messages of politicians celebrities and even crime victims a number of arrests were made friday including that of andy colson a former editor of the paper who served as the prime minister's media chief tabloids former royal correspondent was also arrested both men later released on bail the prime minister has announced to independent public inquiries as a result of the scandal meanwhile news of the world staff is preparing for its
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final edition this sunday following the announcement it will close john gone who used to work for one of murdoch's newspapers says media and political circles in the u.k. are too close. many of us were calling for a full public inquiry led by a judge and cameron has been dragged through this position he's now willing to let it happen six truly embarrassing for at least part of what's called the chipping condom set which is a rural part of britain he lives down there at the weekend rebecca brooks lives down there certain columnist lived down there and as a whole set you can to make socially that set was a different set when labor in power with tony blair but all of it is too cosy and too comfortable if you don't have a real democracy you have to have a separation between the press surely and indeed the political establishment and the government of the day you also need to have separation between the judiciary and those two areas in britain and the united kingdom they've become too close over the last thirteen or fourteen years and i believe the last month no ordinary people
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in britain their views have not really been represented either in the newspapers or in the political arena last bad for democracy so david cameron should start investigating himself as far as i'm concerned and one would your employer a man who's already had to resign over phone hacking allegations why would you take him to the heart of government where he could have access to top secret dossier as an information it's a sorry sorry day let me tell you not just for the british press but for british democracy you can have your say on our website r.t. dot com and join in our latest online poll today we're asking you is shutting down the news of the world the right decision twenty eight percent says yes and that such tabloids are an embarrassment to the british media thirty three percent also say yes but for a different reason they think rupert murdoch's media dominance should come to an end twenty two percent believe it's the wrong decision that the paper staff
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punished and seventeen percent says the news of the world has been a. sticker with us on r.t. dot com also a click away our catwalk turns into a cat fight. check that out in central russia a model trips up and bumps into her colleague. and our interview with the daughter of charlie chaplin who talks about the ups and downs of life as an. egypt is returning to normal after friday's demonstrations filled tahrir square in cairo and other cities huge public anger at the interim government is dragging its heels on the reforms demanded when they toppled president mubarak the interim leaders have been sent the strongest message yet that they're not doing enough with
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tens of thousands turning out for the biggest protests in months gyptian they're also frustrated at the sluggish pace of prosecuting senior officials and police officers accused of brutality during february's uprising professor mark almond from oxford university says the revolution has only added to egypt's economic woes and not brought about the change people want. the expectations that the full of mubarak could be followed by a change of regime hasn't really come about because barak and his family and closest cruize have be imprisoned or accused will go on trial next month of all sorts of crimes against the people against the interests of the country but of course field marshal tantawi of the all the members of the military ruling council with his appointees to great extent across egypt people do see that the local boss the local head of the bin astray she has changed so there's a sense that the old regime was decapitated but minus mubarak it's still in power ironically one of the big reasons for the revolution people's economic discontent
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social discontents this it was a show about unemployment and so on actually the process of getting rid of mubarak has made in the short term the economy worse i do think really there's an easy. to egypt's economic problems because global oil prices global food prices and so on are rising and egypt is essentially an important. u.s. media has come under fire for its reporting of a number of high profile criminal trials the case of a single mother casey anthony acquitted of murdering her two year old child earlier this week was at the center of heated debate for years as artie's on a stasi churkin reports there are concerns that public opinion is unduly swayed by headlines rather of in evidence. innocent until proven guilty it's a whole mark principle of the american justice system illegally often shoved aside from the vigor of some of the arrests young african black and brown subjects being sat down in the street and an obsessive kind of way fifty shots sixty sets laying
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on our stomach in our back as we ride or as we walk or flee to breeding suspects into offenses in cases of entrapment entrapment is not legal entrapment is getting someone to do something that they would normally do to perp walks that parade suspects in handcuffs for the world to see. to a media frenzy devouring some cases and not others i find the need to be for the. guilty until proven guilty in these cases government is changing the laws so are you presumed guilty from the get go and how much of a role does the media play if you're accused of the most crime it's going to be in huge headlines on page one when you're exonerated it's on page twenty seven below the fold two column inches and your neighbors somehow didn't manage to catch it that day so everyone still thinks you're a child molester not guilty take the not guilty verdict in the casey anthony murder
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case involving her two year old daughter the court of public opinion remains split from a court of justice all thanks to nonstop media coverage of the case for the past three years. it's crazy and i think it's great the average seven i get it from the media assume she was going to be able to in the case of former i.m.f. head dominique strauss kahn the media satisfied their gluttonous taste with extreme passion only for the case to crumble i think there should be a. media outlets are required to play your exoneration up as big and as long as your accusation this is rarely the case as dubious practices in the criminal justice system spread so does the finger pointing and questioning the future of human rights in the us where as we go in as americans i'm fifty one years old and i'm like all. this is getting now going this is really getting ugly the principles that the u.s.
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once applied itself in are going to fire suspects of having to fight their battles publicly the minute they are arrested and attempts to prove their innocence underlining that the discrepancies in the u.s. criminal justice system are alive and kicking the situation out martin you know. so to gun those are venturing east we take you want to tour of the koran region in southern siberia a place you know for scenery and somebody will come. but first the population of more than a billion in india is a promising platform for entrepreneurship for young indian businessmen have to rely on creativity and innovation to find new ways of making profit or teams preassure to reports. downstairs in a dusty basement in jelly's okla neighborhood you'll find twenty six year old people kamar this is one of several of its manufacturing sites it's small and weak but it's one of the offices kamar uses to make sporting equipment including tents
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he's also working to mastermind a sports curriculum for hundreds of schools around india in an attempt to build an empire that he hopes will change the sporting culture in his country forever there was no gap in the market there was you know no or very few quality offerings as far as this board the industry as a whole was concerned so. it's odd afford to console to do the whole industry and right now he's the number one guy in india doing it in the short time his company has been around its profits have increased two hundred percent per month and he's been named one of the top ten young entrepreneurs in the country it's a massive undertaking especially in a country where studies have always been prioritized over sports but kamar is part of a growing movement of young people who believe that they can change cultural mentalities and implement new ideas in their country we have so many got you. coming no engineering and are going to do it every year even if
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a small percentage of them decided to go you know i don't condone companies going to produce and we've already been missing that entrepreneurship is becoming a hot field for young people in india while many of the parents of the students on india's college campuses government medicine engineering a stable and prestigious the younger generation is being innovation as key to the future according to the indian government the number of small and medium enterprises in this country is rising by fifteen percent. while their peers in the west are struggling to find jobs during this financial crisis many leaders are encouraging their youth to continue to focus on innovation despite the unstable times we know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time we need to innovate educate and outbuild the rest of the world thanks it's a pursuit that some believe could shift the power dynamics in the world and it is short in next. as far as innovation those
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who are going to prove themselves in india in the new startups how will be a really good job of succeeding in the global stage kumar and his fellow entrepreneurs admit that starting a venture can be stressful but they try to focus on the positives they believe it has for themselves and their country making a difference you you believed in something you thought they're good this is the this is what doesn't exist and i want to do something about it creating new jobs for their people while addressing their countries mean it's preassure either r t new delhi india. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe south sudan has become the world's newest nation following separation from the north thousands of people took part in massive celebrations in the city of dubai the new capital of the country however the two separated nations have not yet reached agreement on borders natural resources. what the status of citizens clashes over disputed territories will continue in some areas. in malaysia
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police fired tear gas and arrested more than sixteen hundred activists is thousands gathered across the capital kuala lumpur those detained include several senior opposition officials the protests that was the country's biggest political rally in years was the culmination of weeks of pressure on the prime minister demanding electoral reforms ahead of national polls expected next year the national front party has been in power for almost sixty years and there are growing calls for change. japan's prime minister has announced it will take up to twenty years to clean up after the fukushima nuclear disaster the first time the government has attempted to indicate how long the operation may take an emergency measures are already underway to shut down the reactors to prevent further leaks at the fukushima plant was ruined when it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in march thousands of people left the area around the facility over safety fears. now it's time for a rush a close up team to take you on
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a journey two thousand kilometers east of moscow. this time we're touring the region located at the very tip of southern siberia it's home to mountains and untouched landscapes but the natural beauty of the caribbean is not appealing to many of its residents villages are turning into ghost towns as young people move to cities are on a boyko managed to find one place though where residents have a good reason to stay. here we are in the village of chast in the core grand region and for the past ten or fifteen years its population has been steadily increasing here is the reason why. it's monday morning and alexander a former prison guard is it work testing the incoming employees for alcohol.
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if they're over the limit there is a choice to be cited for a no show and lose thirty percent of them on celery or joke three kilometers and be docked ten percent of that month's wage because we do the testing every morning regardless of gender or position within the company people know they could be that they will see it on their paycheck and that's a strong incentive not to drink you know working week. inforced alcohol abstinence is the idea of this man alexander able to cough is the director of the still such plan and likes to extend his influence as far as possible a man of big ideas very epitome of micromanagement for the past fifteen years he's been preaching to his employees how to make good sausages and how to live a good life. that's why he is a must it's the quality of the product that gave you this job in the first place and it's the quality that determines whether you'll keep it after firing dozens of workers for showing up drunk at work or xander started lateran his employees on the
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harms of alcor hall three times a day during with breaks you got the holy roman emperor charlemagne said the drunk for the first time should be beaten with a stick those court for the second time should be beaten in public for the third time should be hanged as a former boxer he's not shy about exercising his rule with an r in face has built his version of the iron curtain around his plan with dozens of video cameras around the facility employees have no chance to circumvent the law of big brother on the off side thefts and no longer the issue. with their rules are very rigid and most people find it hard to comply but those who don't play by alexander's rules don't work here. alexander's drive to set the rules of the game doesn't and within his plan the only corporate tax payer in the village of four thousand people he's taken on a very wide notion of social responsibility using the plants profits he paved only
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local roads renovated the school and built the church and while he agrees that modesty is a virtue of his fondness of giving guidance and advice is evident wherever he goes in you are it doesn't matter that you come from a village what matters most is to get a good education thank god we've got good teachers and behave well at school is that clear. but this approach has divided villagers the majority believe alexander is a blessing from a minority and primarily those who he's fired on not as impressed. as the old saying goes one man's meat is another man's poison not everybody in this village appreciates the xander philosophy that he's tenacity in spreading it around some people call him a control freak others to resort to more agricultural language his opponents also include some local officials who believe that alexander has too much power that
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infringes on their own authority that will xander accuses them of not doing enough for the people when i ask him whether he'd like to run for office he's a response was a resounding no what you're blessed i think the whole purpose of power is to create to make life around you better and in this regard i have all the power that i need as for the iron fist i think every successful activity requires discipline strict discipline and it starts with me instead of waiting for somebody to come and do something i do it myself i may offend other people but sooner or later they'll understand that i was doing it for their own good. many historians make the case that russians prefer authoritarian leaders and that tackling the deep problems of alcohol addiction and rural isolation need street discipline and total control good or bad but in the xander space it seems to have proved efficient a kind of boycott art see the village of the year who are gone the region finally
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there's news blocking matter what position you hold in society there are some accusations that could follow you around for ever even if they're proved false mud sticks and the allegations and selves can be enough to destroy careers or her friends to new york asked people about the thorny issue of sex crime laws. the sexual assault cases of d s k angelina sons are getting a lot of coverage in the news do you think it's right for women or men to report any sexual encounters they feel uncomfortable with this week let's talk about that there are two rules first time travel leave and the second rule is all men a boss to till proven otherwise if she feels that she's been violated i think reporting is the best idea and how that plays out you know that that's how that plays out the reporting is should be a woman's instinct at what point does it cross over to consider just for attention . you know it's a it's
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a tough line between those two people with just two people it's impossible i think women should not get in situations i think there are lots of times that we put ourselves in situations and we have a messenger insiders that says get out of there and sometimes we don't listen to that message one says no or she says no it's a no is it the same for women as for man one hundred percent. so why do we treat it more as a woman is a shame because it happens more often to women. but men have a pride to go save. money richard original programs for. so is this just another way for women to get rich. so do you think it's fair that the law generally tends to side with women. and i think it's impossible to really say what's fair what's not at this point again like ari ari the is what fair change so much i think in general my inclination is to say yes it is because women have
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for the most part of been the victims for so many years that you almost have to side more with them in order to make it equal it's like affirmative action in a way like you have to do something to make things better so that they're not always the victims no matter how you feel about the lines of sexual assault the. bottom line is that the rule no means no will always be a good one to follow. stay with us here on our team your headlines up next after a short break. all
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. twenty years ago the largest country in the world disintegrates into the first. floor. what had been more challenging to teach began a journey. where did it take the. first cream removal call the clear cutting. second explosives are used to plaster baby girl in the gears. heard the remains are written by machinery.
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finally the fund wanted soil is deposited in valley feel. modern troubling news on r.g.p. . hungry for the full story we've got. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. five thirty pm in moscow he's here are the headlines the latest chapter of the georgian spy saga high profile photographers in the spotlight as to police he uses them of working for moscow georgia claims it's got video proof to prove their guilt but skeptics say it's part of the government's agenda to boost anti russian hysteria. it's feared hundreds have been killed in the blast in turkmenistan but
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there is confusion as state officials say there were no fatalities human rights groups report and i mean nation depot exploded but the government blames the accident on fireworks. the owner of the british tabloid accused of hacking into the phones of murder victims are expected to show up in london to deal with the crisis before the last edition goes to print with a number of arrests already made one hundred sixty eight year old paper is now facing claims it tampered with evidence. next the story of checa villagers who took a stand against a u.s. military radar base planned there stay with us here on r.t. i'll go yankee go home yankee go home. i'll be go home. go. check land and they're always forcing someone on us. to go turn more.

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